Care home supports new community bus service

Passengers taken to town for shops, medical centre and hospital

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:12 pm
Bus driver Ian Roach and Ability administrator Dan Green receive the donation from Brackley Care Home.

Brackley Care Home has made a £500 donation towards a new community bus service for the town.

The community interest company Ability has expanded its Northamptonshire and north Oxfordshire services to include a bus dedicated to Brackley and, eventually, surrounding villages.

The bus will be parked at Brackley Care Home, in Wellington Road, Brackley, where staff have pledged to clean it on a weekly basis.

Ability administrator Dan Green said: “We are very grateful for the donation and excited to be working with Brackley Care Home. Our services are predominantly aimed at older people, including care home residents.”

The bus will initially operate a town route on Friday mornings, linking housing areas with the new medical centre, hospital, Sainsbury’s and Argos.

As passenger numbers pick up, additional services will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays and surrounding villages will be included in the route.

Care home manager Sheena Croston said: “We are delighted to be supporting the growth of this community bus service which will be a lifeline for older people in the area. I am sure many of our residents will enjoy using the bus.”

Details of the bus services will be listed hereTo use the services, people will need to register by filling in an online form on the website.